Take a look at the first few!
The Flying V. I really like this one, and it might be reeeeaaallly hard to give this one up. The collection of charms have great imagery of timeless rock n' roll fashion. The swallow and jewelled music note are both repurposed from two pairs of earrings. The tarnished stud is an applique from an old shirt I had "tailored"; it was sewn onto the shirt by the holes on top and bottom. An Ace of Hearts charm dangles from the bottom hole. The solid steel peace charm came from a dollar-store bracelet. The guitar pendant is an actual replica of the Gibson Flying V in Natural, with matching authentic Gibson guitar pick! The box chain that makes the kilt pin a pendant is 16 inches long, and any one of the charms' lobster clasps can fit around the chain to be worn as a single pendant, if you like! And what are those hearts, you ask? Beautiful, no? These are red adventurine, that turn into a deep orange, much like the ripe mandarins around Christmas. I had bought them from dear Agnes at artfaerie on Etsy (hi, Agnes! *waves hello!*), when she was clearing out her collection of beads about a year ago. I had found a few stray, and the colour are a great match to the guitar's finish. There is one on each end of the chain, and featured on the Peace charm and Gibson guitar pick charm.
Fun Foto Fact! I used a couple of LPs for the background images to photograph these necklaces. The first three are Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti" (Jimmy Page's preference of guitar was Gibson), the last three are Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" - both classic albums! What do you think of the background choice?
The Mix Tape. This one's got a "Miami-meets-gothic" retro vibe to it! The kilt pin and square silver 'mirror' charm were given to me, amongst other pieces of jewelry that were clattering about her jewelry box, by my stepmum, who's gifts have made earlier appearances in my pieces! The black rosette cabochon, courtesy of snapcrafty (high-five, guys!), is glued to the corner of the 'mirror' charm, with a fantastic reflective effect on the flower. The snowflake obsidian heart charm was a great vintage find at a local flea market, and there's that other jewelled music note! That came from a pair of earrings - the other one's in the Flying V piece. I love this cassette charm, from a reclaimed necklace. I was a fiend at making mix tapes back in the day, graduating to mix CDs and playlists - I still refer to all of these as 'mix tapes'. (I know - it's like your parents calling DVDs 'tapes'!) The pink Fender guitar pick with the palm tree image is a great find! The rose blush faceted glass beads are courtesy of floridaangel (Guten Tag!), adding a great final touch to a 'punk-princess-meets-Pretty-In-Pink' look!
Fun Foto Fact! The background image for the Mix Tape is Madonna's "Like A Virgin"!
|The original piece, the Water Lily bracelet|
I'm very excited about these new pieces, and I have a few more ideas on the way! Whaddayathink? Where would you wear your pin? Where would you put your charms?